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me.berkeley.edu

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2020-2021 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
3-5
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers(2)
4
ENGIN 26 – Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design
2
MATH 1A – Calculus
4
MATH 1B – Calculus
4
PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(3)
4
Reading & Composition Part B Course(3)
4
Total
13-15
16
Sophomore Year
ENGIN 29 – Manufacturing and Design Communication
4
ENGIN 78 – Statistics and Data Science for Engineers
4
MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus
4
MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
4
MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics
3
MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
PHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
Total
15
14-15
Junior Year
MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things
4
MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II
3
MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics
3
MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer
3
MECENG 132 – Dynamic Systems and Feedback
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Free Electives(5)
3
2
Total
16
16
Senior Year
MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements
4
MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design
4
Technical Electives(4)
6-8
9-12
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
Free Electives(5)
3
2
Total
16-19
15-18

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1CHEM 4A is for students intending a major in chemistry or chemical engineering.

2If the prerequisites are met, students may take ENGIN 7 in fall.

3The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENG-sponsored courses.

One of the upper division technical electives courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored design courses below, or from the expanded design list. Note that only the design courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses.

  • ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • MECENG 101 – Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
  • MECENG/BIOENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • MECENG 118 – Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
  • MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
  • MECENG 133 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECENG C134/ELENG C128 – Feedback Control Systems
  • MECENG 135 – Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
  • MECENG 151 – Advanced Heat Transfer
  • MECENG 165 – Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • MECENG C176/BIOENG C119 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • MECENG C178/BIOENG C137 – Designing for the Human Body
  • MECENG 179 – Augmenting Human Dexterity

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science (QS) courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses.

  • ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
  • ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • MECENG 131 – Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • MECENG C134/ELENG C128 – Feedback Control Systems
  • MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • MECENG C180/CIVENG C133 – Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method
  • MECENG 193B – Feedback Control of Legged Robots (MECENG 193B is a Special Topics course and is only approved for QS when this specific topic is offered.)

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENG-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 90E; EECS 16B; ENGIN 11; EPS 50; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; COMPSCI C79; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.

Aerospace Engineering concentration: The technical electives required for students who wish to complete the Aerospace Engineering concentration are MECENG 127, MECENG 136, and MECENG 163.

5Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley; there are no restrictions.

2020-2021 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
4
ENGIN 29 – Manufacturing and Design Communication(1) 4
MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics
3
MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
6-8
3-4
Total
13-15
13-14
3rd and 4th Semesters
MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things
4
MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics
3
MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer
3
MECENG 132 – Dynamic Systems and Feedback
3
Technical Electives(3)
6
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
Total
14-15
12
5th Semester**
MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design
4
MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements
4
Technical Electives(3)
6
Total
14

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**Transfer students who would like to enroll for a fifth semester must contact their ESS Adviser to change their degree term.

1Transfer student admits may substitute ENGIN 25 and ENGIN 27 for ENGIN 29. Transfer student admits who have completed ENGIN 25 but not ENGIN 27 prior to Fall 2020 should plan to complete ENGIN 27 in Summer or Fall 2020. Transfer student admits who have completed ENGIN 27 but not ENGIN 25 prior to Fall 2020 should plan to complete ENGIN 25 in Fall 2020. Transfer student admits who have not completed either ENGIN 25 or ENGIN 27 prior to Fall 2020 should take ENGIN 29 in Spring 2021.

2The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading & Composition parts A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program.  See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENG-sponsored courses.

One of the upper division technical electives courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored design courses below, or from the expanded design list. Note that only the design courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses.

  • ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • MECENG 101 – Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
  • MECENG/BIOENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • MECENG 118 – Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
  • MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
  • MECENG 133 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECENG C134/ELENG C128 – Feedback Control Systems
  • MECENG 135 – Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
  • MECENG 151 – Advanced Heat Transfer
  • MECENG 165 – Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • MECENG C176/BIOENG C119 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • MECENG C178/BIOENG C137 – Designing for the Human Body
  • MECENG 179 – Augmenting Human Dexterity

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science (QS) courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses.

  • ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
  • ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • MECENG 131 – Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • MECENG C134/ELENG C128 – Feedback Control Systems
  • MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • MECENG C180/CIVENG C133 – Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method
  • MECENG 193B – Feedback Control of Legged Robots (MECENG 193B is a Special Topics course and is only approved for QS when this specific topic is offered.)

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENG-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 90E; EECS 16B; ENGIN 11; EPS 50; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; COMPSCI C79; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.

Aerospace Engineering concentration: The technical electives required for students who wish to complete the Aerospace Engineering concentration are MECENG 127, MECENG 136, and MECENG 163.